22 Apr Introducing Sara Shamma & Her Upcoming Solo Show At StolenSpace:
‘WORLD CIVIL WAR PORTRAITS’ By Sara Shamma
Curated By Sacha Craddock
11.05.15 – 24.05.15
Unit 8, Dray Walk
The Old Truman Brewery
London E1 6QL
A major solo exhibition of paintings by one of Syria’s best known artists, Sara Shamma, opens in London in May.
A powerful and moving product of the civil war in Syria, World Civil War Portraitsis informed by Shamma’s experience of the conflict. Forced to flee Syria in 2012 after a car bomb exploded outside her flat, she now lives in Lebanon with her young family although her husband remains working in Damascus.
Presented by StolenSpace Gallery, the exhibition runs from 11-25 May at The Old Truman Brewery.
Syrian artist hopes to show human cost of conflict in new London exhibition.
Exiled painter Sara Shamma, a former leading light of the Damascus art scene, wants to open people’s eyes to the realities of the war in her homeland.
See full article on The Guardian online HERE.